Shine A Light Corporate

Shine A Light

SHINE A LIGHT, launching the week of Hanukkah 2021 (Nov 28- Dec 6), is a national initiative to raise awareness about antisemitism through education, community partnerships, workplace engagement and advocacy among Jewish and non-Jewish communities.

Workplace culture plays a vital role in shaping the conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion.  By addressing antisemitism, organizations promote a sense of security for all employees, improve productivity, company culture and increase talent retention.

Corporations have a powerful platform from which to effect change on the national and global scale. Join us in the fight against antisemitism this Hanukkah.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Speak Out

Speak out about antisemitism and affirm your commitment the week of Hanukkah.

Share your commitment through a press release, social media posting and internal corporate announcements.

Share on social media how you #ShineALight on antisemitism.


2. Educate

Educate your organization on antisemitism as part of your workplace education or diversity and sensitivity training. 

Inclusion of antisemitism into your DEI curriculum ensures all employees understand the roots of antisemitism, what it looks like today, and how to include this awareness in the workplace.

Resource: “Stand Up Against Antisemtism In The Workplace: Why Addressing Jewish Concerns As Part Of DEI Is Essential, Now More Than Ever”


3. Support

Create or better support a Jewish Employee Resource Group (ERG) within your organization.
Jewish ERGs provide a proactive forum to talk about antisemitism and create an open line of communication within the workplace.

Resource: “ERGs – Forums For Success”


4. Review

Review your policies on religious observances so that people of all religions or no religion do not have to choose between their convictions and their faith.
Policies that accommodate workers of minority faiths or no faith promote a greater sense of acceptance in the workplace as well as greater productivity and talent retention.

Resource:  “Religious Accommodation In The Workplace”


5. Join Us

Join us for a special webinar on Thursday Dec 2nd @ 1-2pm EST

Why We Should Talk About Antisemitism in the Workplace

A Discussion for DEI and HR Professionals

With antisemitism rising precipitously all around the world, DEI and HR professionals need to ensure that addressing antisemitism and cultural competency on Jews and Judaism is part of workplace DEI strategy. Join us for this webinar as our panelists focus the discussion on building a more inclusive workplace by approaching diversity intersectionally, and incorporating antisemitism and other issues impacting your Jewish employees into workplace DEI strategy.